MMA fighter wanted on murder charges captured

Cedric Joseph Marks Mugshot

Video from the scene shows multiple officers and sheriff's deputies running in a parking lot of nearby Walmart, as well as the shoulder of Interstate 45 with police K9's.

Conroe police Lt. Dorcy McGinnis said at a news conference that 44-year-old Cedric Marks escaped from the private prisoner transport van Sunday when it stopped at a McDonald's in Conroe, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) north of Houston. They had warned the public he should be considered "extremely unsafe".

Police in Minnesota said Marks remained a person of interest in the 2009 disappearance of April Pease, who was the mother of another of his children.

MMA Veteran Cedric Marks is on the run with three pending murder charges as Texas State Police hunt for the escaped fighter.

Marks fights under the moniker "Spider-Man" but hasn't stepped into the ring since last March, according to the MMA site Sherdog.

Authorities say he escaped while being transferred to Bell County to face that charge.




The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office's initial tweet about Sunday's escape said Marks was facing three "pending murder charges", but it didn't immediately respond to requests for further information about those charges.

Marks was extradited from Kent County, Michigan on January 31 for a burglary charge in Temple, where he allegedly broke into Jenna Scott's home.

The manhunt is being carried out by the Conroe Police Department, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the article stated.

Marks was last seen in an orange jumpsuit but had apparently been discarding clothes as he fled; authorities found his shirt after he got away.

Scott, who sought a protective order against Marks, filed a complaint against him after an incident reportedly occurred in August 2018 at her home in the 7700 block of Redbrush.

Maya Maxwell is charged with evidence tampering and is jailed in Bell County, Texas, on US$150,000 (NZ217,000) bond. KCEN-TV said Maxwell is accused of taking Swearingin's vehicle to Austin in an attempt to hide it. It says he choked her on two occasions, causing her to pass out. She is accused of allowing Marks and Maxwell to stay in her home between January 5 and January 9. His last fight was in September of previous year.

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